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'Boys Bring In Boniol To Help Kickers



    Former Dallas Cowboys' place kicker Chris Boniol will return to the team in 2010 to help David Buehler and whoever else emerges as a candidate for the position next season, it was reported yesterday.

    "This is another way to accelerate David's development and whoever is his competition," said Special Teams Coach Joe DeCamillis,per the Dallas Morning News. "It's like a golfer having a swing coach. This is an excellent piece of the puzzle to bring in. Most special teams coaches, you know that end of it, but you don't know it as extensively as a specialist.

    "You just don't have the time you need to spend with the kickers, because there are a lot of moving parts."

    Boniol played for Dallas from 1994 to 1996, going 81 of 93 on field goal attempts. He hit on 27 of 28 attempts for a 96.4 % clip in the 1995 season, which, of course, ended with Dallas winning Super Bowl XXX. After Dallas, Boniol played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and one season with the Chicago Bears.

    Currently, Dallas has two kickers under contract--former AFL kicker Connor Hughes and the aforementioned Buehler, who was drafted as a kickoff specialist. Boniol, who has run a kicking camp since his departure from football, said he is excited to return.

    "I'm just honored they would ask me to help out," Boniol said.